First National Financial Corporation announces December dividend payment and quarterly dividend for Series 1 preferred shares

14 déc. 2012

For Immediate Release

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Toronto, Ontario, December 14, 2012 – First National Financial Corporation (TSX: FN) (the “Company”) today announced its monthly dividend payment of $0.108334 per common share for the period December 1 to December 31, 2012. The dividend will be payable on January 15, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2012.

The Company also announced its quarterly dividend on its 4.65% Class A Preference Shares for the period October 1 to December 31, 2012. The dividend of $0.290625 per share will be payable on January 15, 2013 to holders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2012.

About First National Financial Corporation First National Financial Corporation (TSX: FN) is the parent company of First National Financial LP, a Canadian-based originator, underwriter and servicer of predominantly prime residential (single-family and multi-unit) and commercial mortgages. With almost $66 billion in mortgages under administration, First National is Canada’s largest non-bank originator and underwriter of mortgages and is among the top three in market share in the mortgage broker distribution channel. For more information, please visit www.firstnational.ca.

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For further information:

Robert Inglis Chief Financial Officer

First National Financial Corporation

Tel: 416-593-1100

Email: rob.inglis@firstnational.ca

Steve Wallace

Vice President Barnes Communications Inc.

Tel: 416-367-5000 ext. 2229

Email: swallace@barnesir.com